Jonathan M. A. Melmed, Partner, Morrison Foerster

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Listed in Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate Finance


Law School: McGill University (B.C.L. & LL.B., 1998)

School: McGill University (B.A., 1994)

State/Provincial Admissions: New York (1999); Quebec (2006)

Languages: Fluent in French

Jonathan Melmed is a partner in the Corporate Department based in New York. He serves as the head of the firm’s Private Equity practice in New York. Mr. Melmed represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, corporate clients and investment banking firms in U.S. and International M&A and complex corporate transactions. He has extensive M&A and PE experience in the renewable energy, infrastructure, energy, media, telecommunications, life sciences, technology, insurance and real estate sectors. Mr. Melmed also plays a leading role in the firm’s Canada practice. In 2013, Mr. Melmed has been recognized by the Legal 500 US for M&A: Large Deals as well as for Energy: Renewables/Alternatives and Capital Markets: Global Offerings. In 2012, Legal 500 US for M&A referred to Mr. Melmed as “incredibly responsive and able to handle difficult negotiations and matters…results oriented.”

While focusing on international mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactional work, he has also represented numerous companies and investment banks on U.S. securities transactions, including initial public offerings, as well as both public and private debt offerings.

Mr. Melmed’s representative fund clients have included, among others, The Alaska Permanent Fund, Blackstone Capital Partners, BMO Capital, Brevan Howard, the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Caithness Private Equity, Citi Alternative Investments, EJF Capital, Elliott Associates, EnerTech Capital Partners, Fiera Axium Infrastructure, Hapoalim Capital, Harbinger Capital Partners, La Coop fédérée, Lyxor (f/k/a Société Générale Asset Management), Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Novus Capital, OMERS Private Equity, Ontario Teachers, Opus Capital, Public Sector Pension Plan (PSP), SCP Private Equity, Southern Cross Private Equity, Strategic Value Partners and UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity.

He received an LL.B., with Distinction, Dean’s Honour List, from McGill University, Faculty of Law (1998); a B.C.L., with Distinction, Dean’s Honour list, Faculty of Law, from McGill University (1998); and a B.A., with Great Distinction, Dean’s Honour List and James McGill Scholar, from McGill University (1994). Mr. Melmed is admitted to practice in New York (1999) and Quebec, Canada (2006). Mr. Melmed is also fluent in French.

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